HOOKED & HIJACKED, South Africa’s Obesity Crisis by Special Assignment

This week anti-sugar activist Karen Thomson demonstrates exactly how much sugar is in kids’ favourite food brands.

South Africans consume a staggering 30kg per person per year according to recent studies. Health experts estimate that 50% of our sugar intake comes from hidden sugars in foods not normally associated with junk food.

Amid rising childhood obesity levels, kids’ cereals are dubbed ‘diabetes starter packs’ by health activists. Watch ‘HOOKED & HIJACKED, South Africa’s Obesity Crisis’ on Special Assignement Sunday 20h30 on SABC 3.

The following tweets appeared before and after the show aired:

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